If Men Could Menstruate

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IF MAN COULD MENSTRUATE
Carmen Garcia
Professor Sara Cabello-Thompson
Intro Socio 1301 M08 TR 11-1215
25 October 2012

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IF MAN COULD MENSTRUATE
Carmen Garcia
Professor Sara Cabello-Thompson
Intro Socio 1301 M08 TR 11-1215
25 October 2012

What would really happen if men, suddenly, could menstruate? Could they go on with their daily routines? What would happen to being the strong and masculine gender? Could they go through PMS, or would they brag about having a menstrual cycle? What would happen to women?

A menstrual cycle is a beautiful thing God blessed the women with—it’s the transition from being a girl to becoming a young woman. Just in the name itself, the menstrual cycle transitions a girl into a new cycle of her life. It might not be as clean as we would want it to be, but it gives us the blessing to carry life in our womb. It might be a little scary for some girls when they first get it because they might not know why they’re bleeding. I remember I was fourteen when I got mine. I knew what a period was, but I wasn’t sure if I was ready to be a young adult yet. I asked my mom why I had bled a little, and she replied with joy “Ya eres toda una senorita,” which means I had just become a young women. I knew then I wasn’t a child anymore. In my case, I didn’t have a ceremony celebrating my new cycle of life. For example, in the Hindu culture of India, a girl’s first menstrual period is often celebrated by bringing her presents and giving her celebrations. In the Hispanic culture, we (girls) get celebrated by having a Quinceanera, but it’s not celebrating our first period, but the point when we reach fifteen years old and we are therefore considered young women—it’s basically the same concept. In some cultures—such as Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Orthodox, and Bali—women are banned from their homes and temples for three to four days, or up to a...
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